Super-exclusive dating app Hanky is soaking up some outrage

A dating app has what sounds like a noble and magnanimous purpose, but some members of the LGBTQ community aren’t seeing it that way. Hanky is for gay men who want to avoid “creeps, time­wasters, and fake profiles.” And to that end, it’s really tough to get in. You either need an invite code or […]

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Apple Pay Gains Over 50 New U.S. Banks and Credit Unions

Apple updated its Apple Pay participating issuers list today with 51 additional banks, credit unions and financial institutions supporting the contactless payment service in the United States. Apple Pay now has over 950 participating issuers nationwide, and several more plan to support the NFC-based mobile payment service in the future.

The newly added Apple Pay participating issuers are reflected below, although it’s worth noting that some banks, credit unions and financial institutions listed may have already had support for the contactless payments service and are only now being reflected on Apple’s website.

The full list of new Apple Pay participating issuers:

Achieve Financial Credit Union

Advantage Federal Credit Union

Alloy Federal Credit Union

Altoona First Savings Bank

Altura Credit Union

Amalgmated Bank of Chicago

Associated Credit Union of Texas

Bank of Ann Arbor

Beehive Federal Credit Union

Brand Banking Company

Business Bank of St. Louis

Capitol Credit Union

Charlotte State Bank & Trust

Citizens Bank (AL)

Citizens Savings Bank

Community Credit Union

Credit Union of Texas

Earthmover Credit Union

Employment Security Credit Union

Family Trust Federal Credit Union

First Community Bank of Beemer

First Interstate Bank

First Service Federal Credit Union

First State Community Bank

Fort Community Credit Union

Georgia Bank and Trust

HomeStar and Financial Services

Houston Highway Credit Union

IDB-IIC Federal Credit Union

Katahdin Federal Credit Union

Lion’s Share Federal Credit Union

Mainstreet Community Bank of Florida

Marine Bank & Trust

Marine Federal Credit Union

Monona State Bank

Navy Army Community Credit Union

Northway Bank

Plaza Park State Bank

Reliant Community Credit Union

Security Bank and Trust Company

Silver State Schools Credit Union

Spencer County Bank

Summit Community Bank

Sundance State Bank

The Commerce Bank of Washington

Tioga State Bank

Torrance Community Credit Union

Total Community Credit Union

Triangle Credit Union

United Community Bank

USNY Bank

Apple is committed to an international expansion of Apple Pay, having launched the mobile payments service in Australia and Canada in November in partnership with American Express. Apple Pay is also coming to Hong Kong, Singapore and Spain this year, and the service will launch in China in early 2016 in partnership with UnionPay.

Apple Pay gained support for BJ’s Wholesale Club private label credit cards and 66 new U.S. issuers on December 15, plus nearly another 60 issuers on January 5. On the merchant side, Cinnabon, Chili’s, Domino’s, KFC and Starbucks will support Apple Pay in the U.S. starting this year.

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Microsoft Allowing OneDrive Users on Free Tier to Keep 15GB Free Storage and Camera Roll Bonus

In November, Microsoft made the controversial decision to reduce its unlimited OneDrive storage to 1TB for Office 365 Home, Personal and University subscribers early next year. OneDrive’s free storage will also be reduced from 15GB to 5GB, and the 15GB camera roll bonus will be discontinued.

Microsoft’s decision was poorly received by OneDrive customers, who created an online petition called „give us back our storage“ with over 70,000 votes. The backlash has prompted the company to apologize and introduce a new offer for OneDrive customers to keep their 15GB free storage and 15GB camera roll bonus.

Microsoft Group Program Manager Douglas Pearce (via The Verge):

In November we made a business decision to reduce storage limits for OneDrive. Since then, we’ve heard clearly from our Windows and OneDrive fans about the frustration and disappointment we have caused. We realize the announcement came across as blaming customers for using our product. For this, we are truly sorry and would like to apologize to the community. […]

In addition, for our biggest fans who have been loyal advocates for OneDrive, we are adding a new offer that lets you keep your existing 15 GB of free storage when the changes happen next year. If you also have the 15 GB camera roll bonus, you’ll be able to keep that as well. From now until the end of January, you can sign up to keep your storage at the link below.

OneDrive users who sign up by January 31, 2016 will be able to keep their 15GB of free storage and 15GB camera roll bonus, even after Microsoft reduces its free storage tier to 5GB next year. OneDrive customers using more than 5GB of free storage will also receive a free Office 365 Personal subscription with 1TB storage for 12 months.

Microsoft is not backing down from its larger plans to discontinue unlimited storage, a decision it made because a small number of users exceeded 75 TB storage, or 14,000 times the average, by „backing up multiple PCs and and storing entire movie collections and DVR recordings.“ The changes take place in early 2016.

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Apple’s Swift programming language goes open source

Swift, the fast growing computer programming language created by Apple, is officially going open source starting today. Apple unveiled Swift at WWDC in 2014 with a promise to make it open source in the future. Now that the language has become one of the fastest adopted languages in history, the company announced this morning that the […]

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Apple’s Swift programming language goes open source

Swift, the fast growing computer programming language created by Apple, is officially going open source starting today. Apple unveiled Swift at WWDC in 2014 with a promise to make it open source in the future. Now that the language has become one of the fastest adopted languages in history, the company announced this morning that the […]

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Apple’s Swift Programming Language Now Open Source

As promised, Apple has officially made its Swift programming language open source, making the project available through Swift.org.

We are excited by this new chapter in the story of Swift. After Apple unveiled the Swift programming language, it quickly became one of the fastest growing languages in history. Swift makes it easy to write software that is incredibly fast and safe by design. Now that Swift is open source, you can help make the best general purpose programming language available everywhere.

Announced at WWDC 2014 and launched alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite a few months later, Swift marks a significant step forward from the Objective-C previously favored by Apple.

On December 3, 2015, the Swift language, supporting libraries, debugger, and package manager were published under the Apache 2.0 license with a Runtime Library Exception, and Swift.org was created to host the project. The source code is hosted on GitHub where it is easy for anyone to get the code, build it themselves, and even create pull requests to contribute code back to the project. Everyone is welcome, even just to file a bug report. There are excellent Getting Started guides available here on the site as well.

The project is governed by a core team of engineers that drive the strategic direction by working with the community, and a collection of code owners responsible for the day-to-day project management. Technical leaders come from the community of contributors and anyone can earn the right to lead an area of Swift. The Community Guidelines includes detailed information on how the Swift community is managed.

With the open sourcing of Swift, Apple has also released a Linux port to expand access to the language. Apple has also begun sharing design guidelines related to the upcoming Swift 3, setting the stage for „a more cohesive feel to Swift development.“

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Apple’s Swift Programming Language Now Open Source

As promised, Apple has officially made its Swift programming language open source, making the project available through Swift.org.

We are excited by this new chapter in the story of Swift. After Apple unveiled the Swift programming language, it quickly became one of the fastest growing languages in history. Swift makes it easy to write software that is incredibly fast and safe by design. Now that Swift is open source, you can help make the best general purpose programming language available everywhere.

Announced at WWDC 2014 and launched alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite a few months later, Swift marks a significant step forward from the Objective-C previously favored by Apple.

On December 3, 2015, the Swift language, supporting libraries, debugger, and package manager were published under the Apache 2.0 license with a Runtime Library Exception, and Swift.org was created to host the project. The source code is hosted on GitHub where it is easy for anyone to get the code, build it themselves, and even create pull requests to contribute code back to the project. Everyone is welcome, even just to file a bug report. There are excellent Getting Started guides available here on the site as well.

The project is governed by a core team of engineers that drive the strategic direction by working with the community, and a collection of code owners responsible for the day-to-day project management. Technical leaders come from the community of contributors and anyone can earn the right to lead an area of Swift. The Community Guidelines includes detailed information on how the Swift community is managed.

With the open sourcing of Swift, Apple has also released a Linux port to expand access to the language. Apple has also begun sharing design guidelines related to the upcoming Swift 3, setting the stage for „a more cohesive feel to Swift development.“

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Apple Pay Now Supports Tesco Bank and TSB in U.K., Over 90 New U.S. Issuers

Apple updated its Apple Pay participating issuers list today with 95 additional banks, credit unions and financial institutions supporting the contactless payment service in the United States. Apple Pay now has over 750 participating issuers nationwide, and several more plan to support the NFC-based mobile payment service in the future.

Apple Pay now supports Tesco Bank and TSB in the United Kingdom

Apple also added Apple Pay support for two larger financial institutions Tesco Bank and TSB in the United Kingdom. Tesco Bank, which began emailing customers about incoming Apple Pay support earlier this week, currently supports Apple Pay for its MasterCard credit cards, while TSB supports debit cards and MasterCard and AMEX credit cards.

H&R Block, a large tax planning, preparation, and filing company, highlights the complete list of Apple Pay participating U.S. issuers. As a disclaimer, it should be noted that some smaller banks, credit unions and financial institutions listed may have already had support for the contactless payments service and are only now being reflected on Apple’s website.

The full list of new Apple Pay participating issuers in the U.S. is ahead.Acme Federal Credit Union

Alpine Bank

Alpine Credit Union

Altier Credit Union

American 1 Credit Union

American Trust and Savings Bank

Ashland Credit Union

Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union

Avidia Bank

Bank Independent

Bank of New Hampshire

Bay Area Credit Union

Broadway National Bank

Calumet Bank

Camden National Bank

CapCom Credit Union

Century Bank & Trust

Citizens Bank of Edmond

Citizens Bank of Washington County

CoastHills Credit Union

Commercial Banking Company

Community Bank NA

Decatur Earthmover Credit Union

EverBank

F&M Bank

Farmers State Bank

First Atlantic Federal Credit Union

First Citizens Bank

First Command Bank

First Commerce Credit Union

First Florida Integrity Bank

First National Bank & Trust Co.

First National Bank of Oklahoma

First Priority Bank

Florida Credit Union

Great Lakes Credit Union

H&R Block

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

Heartland Bank & Trust Company

Homeland Credit Union

Idaho Independent Bank

International Finance Bank

Iroquois Federal

Johnson City Bank

Kane County Teachers Credit Union

Kekaha Federal Credit Union

Kinetic Credit Union

Klerberg Bank

Lake City Bank

LaTerre Federal Credit Union

Leyden Credit Union

Marblehead Bank

Marshall Community Credit Union

MECU

Members First Community Credit Union

Members First Credit Union of New Hampshire

Metro Employees Credit Union

MidSouth Bank NA

Montgomery Bank NA

MountainOne Bank

NB&T

Nebo Credit Union

Neighbors Federal Credit Union

NewDominion Bank

Northeast Credit Union

Northwest Federal Credit Union

Oak Valley Community

OAS Staff Federal Credit Union

Oklahoma Central Credit Union

Oklahoma Employees Credit Union

OnPoint Community Credit Union

OUR Credit Union

PCM Credit Union

Peoples Bank (AR)

Peoples State Bank

Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union

RIA Federal Credit Union

River Works Credit Union

Rocky Mountain Credit Union

Sb1 Federal Credit Union

Seacoast Bank

SECNY Federal Credit Union

Service 1st Federal Credit Union

Sikorsky Credit Union

Southbridge Savings Bank

Southwest 66 Credit Union

State Bank of Southern Utah

SunWest Educational Credit Union

Texas Bay Credit Union

Tinker Federal Credit Union

Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union

TransWest Credit Union

Winslow Community Federal Credit Union

Woodlands Bank

Zeal Credit Union

Apple Pay launched in Canada today for American Express customers, with Australia to follow later this week. Apple is also partnering with American Express to bring Apple Pay to Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong next year.

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